Mastering The 3rd Dimension In Watercolors

Meredith P, Watercolor Artist

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10 Videos (37m)
    • Trailer/ Intro

      2:08
    • Light Chat About Supplies

      3:56
    • What Makes It 3D?

      1:35
    • The Highlights

      2:54
    • The Mid-Tones

      3:36
    • The Lowlights

      2:52
    • The Importance Of Directionality

      6:44
    • Layering Part 1

      2:15
    • Layering Part 2

      9:12
    • Final Project ~ Painting a Rose

      1:56

About This Class

Love watercolors but frustrated with them not looking realistic? Join me, Meredith, lead designer of stationery brand, The Witty Gritty Paper Co. as I walk you through all of the basic principles of three-dimensional painting, including full tonal range, directionality, and perfect layering. In less than an hour, you'll have everything you need to start making beautiful watercolor paintings that jump right off the page! :) 

We'll be covering some easy dimensional theory, supplies, the three major tone groups, painting a glass bottle, painting portraits, and a final project for you to try your new skills out on!

This class is for beginner to intermediate watercolor painters and will assume your basic grasp of working with watercolors, but people of all skill levels are welcome & encouraged to join! So happy to have you here! :)

This class was filmed in my beautiful studio in my hometown, Buffalo, NY!

Class Layout: 

  • Supply chat
  • Theory & Tone Groups
  • Directionality & Layering
  • Final Project

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11 of 12 students recommendSee All

Very well explained! loved it!
The instructor has a good grasp of the supplies and medium, as well as offering some good tips for blocking out references and how to achieve illustrative versus "realistic" results. The videos themselves were a little awkward because we spend a lot of time staring at the table even when there's nothing there except a vase of flowers and a cup of tea, but maybe other students are diligently practicing instead of staring like i did. ;)
Sän Inman

patron saint of sarcasm

Excellent tutorial in explaining the properties of watercolor and capturing light.
Cindy Boney

Always learning!

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Meredith P

Watercolor Artist

Hi there! I'm Meredith, lead designer & co-founder of stationery brand The Witty Gritty Paper Co. I'm a New York watercolorist based in Buffalo. Over the past 3 years I have built an audience of over 55,000 art students on YouTube, where I share simple watercolor tutorials and techniques to demystify my favorite medium for beginners all over the world. :)

I create original paintings and illustrations for all sorts of products from desk accessories to drink ware! I also have my work in ...

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